Gordo: Former Blue Erik Johnson’s perseverance rewarded with Stanley Cup quest | Jeff Gordon

Gordo: Former Blue Erik Johnson's perseverance rewarded with Stanley Cup quest |  Jeff Gordon

Not many of you want the Colorado Avalanche to dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning. Most folks in these parts don’t want to see Nazem Kadri cradling the Stanley Cup, given how he took out Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. People would rather see hometown hero Pat Maroon earn still another ring. St. Louis Rams fans have … Read more

Blues’ Springfield farm team gave invaluable help in season, is now playing for a championship | St. Louis Blues

Blues' Springfield farm team gave invaluable help in season, is now playing for a championship |  St. Louis Blues

The Blues’ season is over, but their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield (Massachusetts) Thunderbirds, is still going, and their chance of lifting a trophy is very much alive. The T-Birds, in their first season as the Blues’ top farm team, have reached the final of the AHL playoffs, and their best-of-seven series with the … Read more

Gordo: As Bruins fade from Cup contention, Blues prepare for additional runs | Jeff Gordon

Gordo: As Bruins fade from Cup contention, Blues prepare for additional runs |  Jeff Gordon

The Boston Bruins went stride for stride with the Blues three years ago in their Stanley Cup battle. Like the Blues, they remained relevant through this season. But this summer the Bruins are facing the prospect of a complete rebuild while the Blues are preparing to resume their Cup chase. The tumult in Boston should … Read more

Under-the-radar stars of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, including Artturi Lehkonen, Frank Vatrano

Under-the-radar stars of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, including Artturi Lehkonen, Frank Vatrano

The 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs have blessed us with some superb — if expected — production from the game’s biggest stars. For Connor McDavid, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Mika Zibanejad, Leon Draisaitl, Cale Makar and Nathan MacKinnon (and many more), we are grateful. However, it’s time we raise awareness about the players who came into the postseason … Read more

NHL Mock Draft 2.0: Corey Pronman’s first-round picks, analysis

NHL Mock Draft 2.0: Corey Pronman's first-round picks, analysis

Now that the World Championships and NHL combine are done, most of the 2022 NHL Draft picture is starting to come together, with the exception of the final few CHL clubs playing. With that in mind I am taking a second attempt at projecting how the first round could play out in a few weeks … Read more

The comeback: How St. Louis landed one of NASCAR’s biggest races | Local Business

The comeback: How St. Louis landed one of NASCAR's biggest races |  Local Business

MADISON — Curtis Francois was sitting in his office just steps from his racetrack last spring when he got a call from Daytona Beach. It was the big one. World Wide Technology Raceway was in the running to host one of NASCAR’s marquee events. The France family, which founded and still owns the sport’s sanctioning … Read more

Armstrong provides answers to offseason questions

Armstrong provides answers to offseason questions

It’s been more than week since the St. Louis Blues’ season came to an end, and now that the dust has settled some, General Manager Doug Armstrong will get to work on shaping his roster for the 2022-23 season. The Blues finished the regular-season with 109 points, which was tied for third-most in franchise history. … Read more